Fresh Ideas for Planning an Event

Planning an event is tough. The prospect of keeping hundreds entertained and educated is daunting..

So, to help, here are a few sites helpful for any planner.

Smartmeetings.com: Of course we will start here. Our global resources offer everything you could possibly need in one place: locations, past meetings and sizes of meetings, as well as names, web addresses and pretty much everything a planner needs. There are four products that can help meeting planners: the monthly magazine (print and Digital); webinars; Smart Events; Site Selector services

BizBash: provides event news and ideas. Readers can sign up for an account and create their own “Ideabook,” a feature similar to Pinterest that allows readers to save articles and images to their profile.

Brand Driven Digital: This blog combines original brand strategy with emerging technology trends to help build better brands online.  Brand Driven Digital also produces podcasts to accompany some of their posts that allow fans to listen to great content while on the go.

TechsyTalk: is produced by event firm Liz King Events. The blog spots trends in the event planning business, especially in the technology and social media fields. TechsyTalk offers solutions to common problems event planners face.

Pamorama: created by author Pam Dyer. The blog discusses social media strategy. Dyer shares social media marketing strategies with her readers. She uses infographics to make her posts easy to follow.

The Event Manager Blog is aimed at event planners with discussions of social media, technology and new ideas. The blog also utilizes infographics and allows planners to like, share and even save helpful infographics to their desktops.  For more, see cvent.com

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